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A development application (also referred to as a planning application) is a formal request for consent to carry out proposed development in the City of Cockburn. This can include construction of a house, shed, undertaking a home occupation or business and includes the use of an existing building.
When assessing a development application, we have a duty to consider all relevant factors in an objective and impartial manner. Submissions from the community help us by highlighting local issues and concerns. Other relevant considerations in the decision-making process may include:
The requirements prescribed in the Town Planning Scheme;
The City’s Policies and Strategies;
Local heritage inventory;
State legislation and policies;
Comments from government agencies and advisory groups;
We accept any submissions made in writing and via the online submission form. However only submissions that relate to relevant planning matters can be considered as part of the assessment of the development application. Please ensure your comments relate to specific elements of the application and how these may impact either your own property or amenity (eg odour, dust, noise).
You may attach additional information (plans, diagrams, photographs, etc.) as required.
We cannot consider feedback that relates to non-planning matters including:
Perceived loss of property value;
Perceived anti-social behaviour;
Potential residents or tenants;
Private disputes between neighbours including access and egress and easements;
Dividing fence issues;
Matters that are usually dealt with by the building permit process;
Impact of construction work;
Trade competition concerns (in most circumstances);
Personal morals or views about the applicant or City officers dealing with the application;
Matters that are controlled under other legislation.